A landslide early Tuesday closed Eastside Road in Okanagan Landing. (David Pusey photo)

Landslide blocks Eastside Road

UPDATE: The goal is to restore electricity to area homes by 7 p.m. this evening.

  • Apr. 10, 2018 5:30 a.m.

City of Vernon staff have cleared the debris from Eastside Road and hydro crews are now working to restore electrical power to the area.

According to a release from the City, one-way alternating traffic commenced at 4 p.m. today and drivers are urged to use either Eastside Road or Kokanee Road (depending on how the clean-up progresses).

The goal is to restore electricity to area homes by 7 p.m. this evening.

A preliminary onsite inspection by a geotechnical engineer indicates that the banks are stable. The landslide was reportedly caused by natural drainage of surface and ground water.

— — — —

A landslide temporarily closed a road in Okanagan Landing.

The landslide was reported Tuesday morning in the 9100 block of Eastside Road.

“Personnel are on-scene assessing the situation. People are being asked to stay clear of the area, including the road,” said the City of Vernon in a news release, prior to the road re-opening to alternating traffic at 4 p.m.

There are no injuries due to the nine metres-wide landslide of mud, which occurred just after 1 a.m. Tuesday. One property was damaged and hydro was been lost to an approximate 300 residences in the area.

“A preliminary onsite inspection by a geotechnical engineer indicates that the banks are stable,” the city states. “The landslide was likely caused by natural drainage of surface and ground water.”

Crews had also hoped to restore power by 7 p.m.

In the event of future incidents, an emergency evacuation route is available for residents south of the landslide. The route runs between Kokanee Road and Eastside Road.

You can sign up to receive automatic updates at www.vernon.ca/subscribe.

Patience is appreciated as crews continue to clean up and work through the issue.

 

A landslide in Okanagan Landing early Tuesday morning closed Eastside Road. (Shelley Ward photo)

A landslide in Okanagan Landing early Tuesday morning closed Eastside Road. (Shelley Ward photo)

Just Posted

Okanagan Wildfires: The latest on wildfires and evacuations

A Friday morning look at the major wildfires impact the Okanagan and Similkameen.

Revelstoke Art Gallery hosts exhibition in honour of Pat Wells

Barbara Maye Special to the Review Stone Carving and Revelstoke have a… Continue reading

Wildfires in Mt. Revelstoke National Park not currently a threat to people or assets

Since the lightning storm on Tuesday there have been three fires on… Continue reading

UPDATE: Revelstoke RCMP looking for information on missing person John Cunliffe

The Revelstoke Royal Canadian Mounted Police Detachment is continuing to ask for… Continue reading

UPDATED: Mount Eneas fire grows to 1,374 hectares

Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen issues evac alerts for properties in Area F.

BC Wildfire update on Okanagan blazes

Watch the media briefing on the current fire situation in the Okanagan.

Mount Conkle fire near Summerland 90 per cent guarded

This fire has several good water sources and has good road access which have contributed to the success

Wildfires near Vernon extinguished

BX, Dee Lake and Irish Creek fires all out

Summerland winery saved from wildfire

Okanagan Crush Pad is thanking firefighters for saving the Summerland vineyard

What’s happening this weekend

Follow Social Squad memeber Matthew Abrey to find out what’s happeing this weekend

UPDATED: Fire on Kelowna’s Knox Mountain quickly knocked down

City fire crews responded to report of smoke at the top of the hill Friday afternoon.

RCMP help to save goats from wildfire

The fast-approaching wildfire, sparked Thursday, forced the evacuation of five homes

Feds say they’re willing to help with Okanagan fires

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale talks to local MP and offers help

Most Read